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The whole 30 – 30 day reflection

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A bit late posting this but, here you will find my reflection of my experience of The Whole 30 – diet.

After doing multiple elimination diets I wasn’t sure how much I would learn by doing another, but this diet proved that you never stop learning.  One of the big things I noticed is how much sugar is a part of the everyday diet, including mine.  That being said, I don’t eat sweets on a regular basis, I don’t keep cookies in the house, I always turn down dessert (mostly because I would rather eat more of the main course).  I did however, notice that I was missing a drizzle of honey on my fruit, or a square of dark chocolate after dinner, I can’t imagine what it would be like if my diet included refined sugar on a regular basis.  Grains were another food group that although I didn’t miss during the 30 days, I experienced a crash of energy within an hour of bringing them back into my diet, as well as a slight headache.

Where will I go from here?  For the most part I have kept with key principles of the whole 30 diet, choosing to maintain a mostly grain free diet (with the exception of a few homemade treats for my son’s second birthday last week).  Breakfast has remained one of my favourite meals of the day, choosing a veggie, and protein to start my day.

I hope that by following me through this process will give you the confidence you need to embark on an elimination diet (maybe in the New Year – after all you want to set yourself up for success).

As a side note – my mom who joined me for the challenge lost a total of 9 pounds over the course of the 30 days, she is feeling great and implementing many whole 30 tenets into her daily meals.

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